Texas Baseball: Lights out pitching continues in 2-1 win over Boise State

A very strong start to the 2020 season continued for the Texas baseball program on Feb. 22 as they beat the Boise State Broncos 2-1 at the Disch.

In the last two games for the Texas baseball program, the starting pitchers combined for 16 innings on the mound with just one earned run. Sophomore right-handed pitcher Ty Madden went the distance on Feb. 22 to keep head coach David Pierce’s team undefeated in game two of three against the Boise State Broncos in this crucial weekend series.

The Texas Longhorns baseball program moved their record to a spotless 7-0 on the season so far after they got the best of the Mountain West’s Boise State by the final score of 2-1. This one-run win over the Broncos came in front of a good crowd of 5,739 at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Saturday afternoon.

The difference between this win over Boise State compared to the first game of this weekend series was the nailbiting fashion in which it was delivered. Texas knocked off Boise State by the final score of 7-0 on Feb. 21. There were also thoroughly convincing wins for the Longhorns earlier this week over the UTSA Roadrunners and Lamar Cardinals, each by at least five-run margins.

Pierce had to be happy to see another standout pitching performance in this game in particular. Madden moved his record on the season to 2-0 as he allowed just two hits, no walks, and one earned run in all nine innings on the mound. He also added seven strikeouts to his effort.

Zach Zubia gave the Longhorns one of their two runs batted in on the afternoon. He had two hits and one RBI in four at-bats. Left fielder Eric Kennedy had the other RBI on the day, and had one run and one his home run. Duke Ellis was also solid in the batters box with two hits in four at-bats. But none of his hits amounted to anything as he had no RBI’s and no runs. Austin Todd and Ellis both had stolen bases on the day.

Texas and Boise State each had home runs in this game. Kennedy’s one-run dinger was his first of the season. And Boise State’s Reagen Doss gave his team their first home run (and their first run) on the season.

Up next for Texas is the last game of this weekend series against Boise State. First pitch in the series finale between the Longhorns and Broncos will come on Feb. 23 at 12:30 p.m. CT. Sophomore right-hander Coy Cobb will look for his first win on the season as he takes the mound for Texas on Sunday afternoon.